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Trump Administration Announces Flavor Ban

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced today that the FDA will ban flavored vaping products. The move came after a White House meeting between President Trump, Azar, and FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless. Trump spoke to reporters about the decision. “Not only is it a problem overall, but really specifically with respect for […]

Is Then San Francisco Ban Backed Up Scientifically?

San Francisco has decided to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in 2020, hoping to curb a surge in vaping among adolescents. But is the policy backed up by the available evidence? How harmful is vaping? Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not “burn.” The devices, which have been available in the US since 2006, work instead […]

Nicotine & Vape… A look at the fundamental Risks

As a vaper, should you be concerned about nicotine? What are the symptoms of a nicotine overdose? This article outlines the facts about nicotine and nicotine poisoning that every vaper needs to know. Nicotine is found naturally in tobacco plants, and is the pesky chemical that is responsible for the addictive quality of cigarettes. During […]

Should People Who Can’t Quit Smoking Switch to E-Cigarettes?

Switching to e-cigarettes won’t solve all the health problems smokers face. For example, e-cigarettes are still addictive, and studies suggest that they may be bad for heart health. But compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes — which, in addition to nicotine, are full of tar and other toxins— e-cigarettes could be a less-risky option, a new study suggests. […]

FDA Authorizes the Marketing of IQOS Devices

On April 30th, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration completed a review of the Pre-Market Tobacco Product Application (PMTPA) submitted by Philip Morris International, and authorized them to market their IQOS products. The FDA came to this decision after determining that marketing these new products would not be detrimental to the health of consumers. […]